Leave a Legacy

I hope I could add to your positive energy today.

I am a Ph.D. holder and an Electrical Engineer.   I try to spend my time contributing to mankind to make up for the sins I had committed.

I climbed the ladder of life from the bottom all the way to where I am now. I was financially poor, but was rich with morals, faith, and education.  Over 40 years ago, I learned and mastered chess.  My coach was a chess champion in Jordan who was visually impaired (blind man), Dr. Mohamed Younis.  I still have that very first chess board which was specially made for the visually impaired.

Long ago, I published a heavily mathematical book on Reservoir Simulation along with a computer program to predict the amount of oil or gas in a given geographical area.

Over 30 years ago, I designed, implemented, and managed one of the first FDDI high speed backbones connecting several engineering buildings and linking to a national high-speed research network; the Synthesis Coalition.  At the same time, I secured external funding to build the first Internet & email network on campus; BitNet; funded by the National science Foundation.

About 15 years ago, I helped build a technology startup; Kahmas Technology, for my friend Dr. Nayef Al-Rodhan, the most brilliant Arab neurosurgeon, philosopher, and writer.

Now, I’m into Blockchain solutions for identity management, smart contracts, education, healthcare, and payment processing.   Check out www.ateon.net for further info, if interested.

To keep my brain alive, I own and manage a blog for the promotion of Arabic content on the Internet (http://www.expertarabs.com) along with apps for iOS and Android devices.

I’m helping my 11 year old daughter, Tamara, on her Smiles for Kids initiative; provide toys and school supplies to refugee kids and the less fortunate (http://smiles.aidmaid.net)

I guess I could claim that, proudly I got my teenage boys interested in entrepreneurship at the age of 13 and 14.  Through them, I was lucky to meet some of the best people out there.  Now, Amer who is 18 is studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of California in La Jolla (UCSD) and is active in entrepreneurship there.  Here is a sample of photos from their journey www.aidmaid.net/gallery.html.

Last but not least, I’m a lousy husband, a photographer, a chess player, and a peace lover.   I love women: my mother, my wife, my daughters, and my sisters.